Edward Snowden's Plight In The Form of a Flash Game

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Some consider him a patron, while others considering him a traitor. And now Edward Snowden is the star of a video game.

Eddy's Run is by Binji, a German game developer who believes Snowden is a hero and decided to say thanks for what he's done by depicting his plight, and flight, in the form of a browser based Flash game.

In the game, you assume the role of Snowden who must avoid agents and drones who are out to thrown you into jail. You can throw laptops at them, though your best course of action is to run past them.

Though be careful because there's security cameras everywhere, plus tricky jumps. That last part is Binji taking some artistic license with the situation at hand, it seems. Also, you do have some folks on your side, in the form of journalists, who can offer protection.

Obvious care was put into the game, though that doesn't change the fact that the WASD based movement makes navigating the teeny-tiny platforms way too difficult. When you die, you can either continue (thankfully, foes that were killed remain dead) or learn how you can "Stand with Edward Snowden."

[via The Verge]